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Introduction to Floral Design I Online Class

Introduction to Floral Design I
Virtual Certificate Workshop

Dates & Price

Online Course

Live Online Course Orientation

Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00–3:30 pm

Live Online Design Review Sessions

Wednesdays, November 18 & December 16, 2020
3:00–4:00 pm

Fee: $499

Fee for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $449

Registration Closed

Whether you are beginning your journey toward a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design, or just want to learn techniques for arranging flowers, this course provides the foundational skills and the hands-on practice you need to spark your floral design creativity. Learn how to select and condition flowers, use tools and mechanics, and understand various floral design styles including decorative round, vegetative, parallel, garland, and designs in glass through a series of online presentations and video tutorials.

Then, it’s your turn to practice what you’ve learned! You will receive directly to your home, three shipments that include all the non-perishable materials (excluding containers) and flowers needed to make the arrangements demonstrated in the online class plus a Longwood apron. You create your arrangements, upload an image or video of each final work, and receive personalized feedback on your designs from accomplished instructors Jane Godshalk and Cres Motzi. The learning continues with two online interactive sessions in which Godshalk and Motzi provide expert advice on how to improve your designs and bring your floristry to the next level.

This course meets one of the core requirements of Longwood Gardens’ Certificate in Floral Design.


Jane Godshalk AIFD and Cres Motzi AIFD



Shipping of design material is limited to the continental United States.

Online materials remain available until Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.